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Meaning of QUIP

Pronunciation:  kwip

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  witty remark
  2. [n]  a witty saying
  3. [v]  make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
 

QUIP is a 4 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: crack, epigram, gag, sally, wisecrack
 
 See Also: comment, expression, jest, joke, locution, remark, saying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Quip\, n. [Cf. W. chwip a quick flirt or turn, chwipio to
    whip, to move briskly, and E. whip. Cf. {Quib}, {Quibble}.]
    A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a
    gibe.
    
          Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.     --Milton.
    
          He was full of joke and jest, But all his merry quips
          are o'er.                                --Tennyson.
    
    
  2. \Quip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Quipping}.]
    To taunt; to treat with quips.
    
          The more he laughs, and does her closely quip.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
  3. \Quip\, v. i.
    To scoff; to use taunts. --Sir H. Sidney.
    
    
 

 

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